Bloodborne Pathogens, Infection Control
Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D. is a psychologist in private practice specializing in eating disorders, as well as dual addictions, trauma, domestic violence and depression. She conducts individual and couples therapy with adolescent and adult clients. In addition to authoring numerous mental health courses she frequently blogs and writes newspaper articles about mental health topics.
Infectious diseases can be transmitted from person to person. They can be spread through the air, by contact with blood or other body fluids, by touching contaminated surfaces, or by contact with infected wounds. Microscopic organisms that can cause infection are everywhere in the environment, especially in the healthcare setting. To prevent infections from spreading to other patients, healthcare workers, or the community at large, all healthcare workers must understand how bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms are transmitted that cause infections.
After completing this inservice, the learner will be able to:
- Identify a basic definition of infection control.
- Identify the most common way microorganisms spread from person to person.
- Identify three body fluids/secretions that can be infectious.
- Identify a definition of standard precautions.
- Identify a definition of universal precautions.
- The Process of Disease Transmission
- Transmission Precautions
- Standard Precautions
- Universal Precautions